Thursday, May 24, 2012
■Consumer Services – $720,597.39
■Market Conduct Examinations and Investigations – $198,357.20
■Arbitration Hearings – $412,877.15
Health insurance continues to generate the most complaints from consumers, followed by auto and homeowners insurance. Among the most common reasons for complaints were denial of claims and claim delays.
The Department’s Market Conduct Division has returned $198,357.20 to consumers as a result of exams and investigations in the first quarter. Arbitration actions also resulted in nearly $412,877.15 in funds that were recovered for Delaware consumers as a result of hearings requested by or on the behalf of the consumer and facilitated by the Department of Insurance.
Commissioner Stewart stated that, “In 2011, the Department of Insurance was able to recover $3,734,133.72 for Delaware consumers. The mission of the Department of Insurance states that we put the Consumer first. Last year’s recovery numbers combined with this year’s first quarter numbers demonstrate our commitment to this effort. We urge consumers to contact our office to gain a better understanding of the claims process and their policies.” For help with all insurance matters, call our office at 302-674-7300 or 302-674-7310 for Consumer Services. Also, visit our website www.delawareinsurance.gov, and follow the Department on Facebook at Delaware Department of Insurance.
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Friday May 25th – Newport (NcCo DUI Task Force)
The Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign is a crackdown on impaired driving. Delaware will be conducting 2 DUI checkpoints each month until July when weekly DUI checkpoints will resume. This campaign is aimed at removing impaired drivers from our roadways and deterring those who might otherwise choose to drive after drinking alcohol or using drugs.
The Office of Highway Safety reminds motorists that traffic deaths kill and injure Delawareans nearly twice as often as violent crimes. For more information on Checkpoint Strikeforce visit www.ohs.delaware.gov and follow regular campaign updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DEHighwaySafe and Facebook www.facebook.com/ArriveAliveDE .
Advocates say smaller federal, state, county and private cemeteries that contain the graves of service members are often poorly kept, marked by crumbling headstones, overgrown with weeds and littered with debris. Perhaps even worse, many veterans' gravesites have been targets of vandalism and theft.
“It’s a pattern that you’re seeing across the country right now," said Tim Tetz, national legislative director for the American Legion. "You have cemeteries being expanded or added to with less or the same number of people caring for the grounds.”
According to the clerk, the two men held him up at gunpoint and demanded money, before striking him to the floor and proceeding to kick him repeatedly.
Authorities said he was so badly beaten that he actually had the imprint of a boot on his chest at the end of the night.
The men were seemingly unaware that the clerk had a gun of his own in the store, and according to News Channel 3, he managed to grab it and shoot one of the suspects in a behind-the-back shot. After that men fled, he shot the other as well.
Dr. Shakil Afridi was convicted of treason in Pakistan on Wednesday for helping the United States find Osama Bin Laden.
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This shocker led to around-the-clock smirk fests on MSNBC. As with all bogus social science from the left, liberals hide the numbers and proclaim: It’s “science”! This is black and white, inarguable, and why do Republicans refuse to believe facts?
Ed Schultz claimed the chart exposed “the big myth” about Obama’s spending: “This chart – the truth – very clearly shows the truth undoubtedly.” And the truth was, the “growth in spending under President Obama is the slowest out of the last five presidents.”
The victims have been tentatively identified as Glen W. Nolt, 48, and two of his sons, Kelvin R. Nolt, 18, and Cleason S. Nolt, 14, all of the 900-block of Goshen Mill Road, Peach Bottom, PA. All three victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. Their bodies will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsies to determine the cause of death for each.
Just before 8:00 p.m. yesterday, Kent County Sheriff’s Office deputies, as well as fire and rescue personnel, responded to a 911 call from the owner of a large dairy farm in the 12000-block of Vansant Corner Road, Kennedyville, Md. The farm owner reported the three workers were missing. Police learned the victims came to the farm to work each day in the early afternoon. They were last seen by other workers at the farm yesterday between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m.
When the three did not arrive home to milk their dairy cows yesterday evening, family members became concerned and drove to the farm in Kent Co. Persons at the Kent Co. farm found a tractor and the victim’s pickup truck still running and parked beside the two million gallon manure septic pond where the three were believed to have been working.
The Kent County Sheriff’s Office contacted Maryland State Police and requested that State Police criminal investigators assume the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of the three. State Police from the Centreville Barrack and the Kent Bureau of Investigation remain on the scene and are continuing the investigation.
Evidence from the scene indicates the three may have been working with an auger at the manure pit. The victims came to the farm each day and pumped liquid manure through large augers that sprayed the manure onto the ground where it was dried before being spread on other farm fields.
The manure pit is 150 feet by 300 feet and is 20 feet deep, with steep sloping sides. Vacuum trucks from a nearby farm were called in and began removing the manure from the pit as rescue personnel searched for the three. Multiple trucks responded to spread the manure on fields throughout the night.
More than 45 rescue personnel from multiple fire and rescue units responded and worked to search for the victims. The responding volunteer fire departments were from Galena, Kennedyville, Cecilton, Crumpton, Millington, Kent Co. EMS, Port Penn, DE, and Delaware City, DE.
The body of the first victim, believed to be the father, was found submerged in the manure pit about 1:15 a.m. today. The two other victims were found submerged in the pit, one at about 4:00 a.m. and the other at 5:45 a.m. today.
State Police investigators are unsure at this time how all three victims became submerged in the manure pit. Other individuals working on the farm yesterday afternoon have been interviewed, but no witnesses to what happened have been located. At this time there is no evidence of foul play.
The investigation is continuing.
From Fox News
From Fox News
In the Spring edition of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) newspaper — cover reading “The Ballot or The Bullet: which way for black people?” — NBPP Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz breaks down the presidential election, concluding the Democratic Party is the “institutional pimp of Black peoples and the Black Nation” and that Obama has “been a real disappointment.”
“Neither my great-grandfather, an NAACP founder; my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., an NAACP leader; my father, Rev. A.D. Williams King; nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda,” said King, founder of King for America
The report comes from Campus Reform.org, which explained that the individual also is seeking to have someone pay for a sex reassignment surgery to change from male to female.
Already living as a female, the individual, identified in the report as Jennifer Braly, started using women’s restrooms on campus, but quickly was the subject of complaints from women who saw him there.
The Washington Free Beacon has done an analysis of Senate salary data using publicly available salary data, and they found that “of the 50 Senate Democratic caucus examined in the analysis, 37 senators paid their female staffers less than male staffers.”
Murray (D – Wash.), who has repeatedly accused Republicans of waging a “war a women,” is one of the worst offenders. Female members of Murray’s staff made about $21,000 less per year than male staffers in 2011, a difference of 35.2 percent.
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In a sweeping survey of his diplomatic worldview, Obama implicitly rejected claims he is wedded to national decline, and said he had restored US values and alliances and paved the way to a new "American Century."
In parts, the address was a point-by-point rebuttal of a foreign policy speech given by his Republican election foe Romney in October, and previewed likely clashes between the two men at presidential debates later this year.
One chief reason Big Labor pushed for an immediate recall of Governor Scott Walker was a fear that, by the time of the next regular election in 2014, voters would have had time to see the benefits of Walker's budget reforms. Much of the doom-and-gloom predicted by unions as the reforms were being debated would have long since been vaporized as empty rhetoric before voters went back to the polls. Unfortunately for Big Labor, positive news on Walkers reforms is already coming in ahead of the recall vote.Suffolk University in Massachusetts today released an analysis of the budget reforms:
Act 10, which curbed collective bargaining for most unionized public employees, in the whole has saved taxpayers more than $1 billion, according to The Economic Impacts of the Wisconsin Budget Repair Act. The study is slated for release this week by Beacon Hill Institute, a prominent free market think tank.
What the analysis found is that without the law, which in part requires covered public employees to contribute more to their benefits and holds wage increases to the rate of inflation, Badger State governments would have been forced to raise taxes or make deep job cuts to meet budget expenses.
Date of Incident: 22 May 2012
Location: 1000 block of Shawnee Ave, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Edward D. Hadley, 34, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 22 May 2012 at 7:05 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Shawnee Avenue for a reported domestic altercation. Upon arrival, the deputy met with a female who advised she had become involved in an argument with her husband, Edward D. Hadley, when he allegedly punched her in the face. The deputy saw signs of injury on the victim that corroborated her account and placed Hadley under arrest.
The deputy transported Hadley to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Hadley on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Assault 2nd Degree
Calling all artists ─ painters, sketchers, graphic designers! The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for someone to create a new Maryland Seafood logo. The winning design will be used to in seafood marketing programs throughout the State.
"As we develop new opportunities to promote the goodness and value of Maryland seafood, we want to update the campaign with contemporary artwork," said Steve Vilnit, DNR Fisheries marketing director. "Something more fresh, if you will."
The new logo should be suitable for both online and printed promotional material and should work in both color reproduction and grayscale printing. All artwork must be converted to digital and should be no less than 300dpi.
The creator of the winning design will enjoy a Chesapeake Bay trip for five where they will harvest their choice of Maryland’s three prime native seafood species ─ blue crabs, striped bass or oysters.
Applicants must send their artwork digitally to Kelly Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All entries are due by 5 p.m. on June 30, 2012. The winner will be chosen by the Maryland Seafood Commission and announced in July.
DNR website HERE
Dover -- The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) welcomes fans to the 2012 NASCAR Race Series at the Dover International Speedway beginning on Friday, June 1 for the "Lucas Oil 200" NASCAR Camping World Truck Series; Saturday, June 2 for the "5-hour ENERGY 200" NASCAR Nationwide Series; and Sunday, June 3 for the "Dover 400" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
DelDOT's Transportation Management Center (TMC) staff in coordination with the City of Dover Police and Delaware State Police will monitor traffic in and around the Dover vicinity to ensure safe travel for motorists.
On Sunday, June 3, the Dover International Speedway's main entrance on Route 13 will be CLOSED for all southbound traffic when parking at the Dover International Speedway is filled. When the race is concluded on Sunday afternoon, Leipsic Road will also be CLOSED to through traffic. This will allow traffic to immediately exit onto Route 13 and traffic from Lot 2 Parking to exit directly to Leipsic Road.
A designated exit route for the Saturday and Sunday races have been established through the cooperation of many groups including the Towne Point Civic Association. Vehicles parked in Lot 1 will be permitted to exit to Buckson Drive onto Townsend Boulevard (next to K-Mart) and the signalized intersection. Once at the traffic signal, motorists will be able to turn southbound only. Due to special routes being designed just for Saturday and Sunday races, motorists are encouraged to tune to WTMC 1380 AM and to read the variable message board signs surrounding the Dover area.
The TMC and DelDOT's Traffic Division will work from the Command Post at the Dover International Speedway with technicians monitoring traffic inside the track facilities and outside on Dover-area roadways. DelDOT's staff will watch major intersections for proper signal progression, place temporary directional signage, and assist with any incident or congestion problems along major travel routes.
At both of the Route 1 and I-95 Toll Plazas, additional lanes will be open in expectation of traffic congestion. Extra toll operators will be working at the Route 1 Toll Plaza in Dover on Monday, June 4 to assist recreational vehicles leaving the speedway.
Park 'n' Ride Bus Service
DelDOT and Dover International Speedway are pleased to offer race fans a better way to enjoy their stay. If you're looking for a smart way to get to and from the track, consider using the Race Express Bus service. This bus service is only available on Sunday, June 3. In the event of inclement weather, and the race is postponed there will be NO bus service on Monday, June 4.
On race day, payment will only be accepted by exact CASH amount, no change will be available.
You can choose to ride from two locations:
(1) The Race Express from Christiana Mall Park & Ride in northern Delaware, just off I-95 takes NASCAR fans directly to Dover International Speedway. The bus service will begin at 8 AM with 800 seats available on a first come, first serve basis. The cost per person is $12.00 round-trip.
(2) For $20 per vehicle, NASCAR fans can also park at the Blue Hen Corporate Center located at 655 South Bay Road in Dover. All vehicle occupants can ride the Race Express Bus to and from the Dover International Speedway. The Race Express Bus avoids race day traffic congestion by traveling north on Route 1 to an exclusive bus-only exit ramp leading directly to Dover International Speedway, approximately 12 minutes. The service begins at 8 AM and is available to transport passengers back and forth until one (1) hour after the race.
Carry-on items on the buses to the grandstands must conform to Dover International Speedway's Gate Admission Policy, and any and all carry-on items that can be handled by one person are permitted on the buses upon departure after the race.
Smyrna Rest Area
The Smyrna Rest Area located approximately ten miles north of Dover International Speedway just off Exit 119 is open 24 hours each day; which offers snacks and sodas, restrooms, and has an RV dump station for the convenience of NASCAR campers.
Motorists should check DelDOT online and on your web enabled cell phone DelDOT mobile for updated travel-related information or tune to WTMC 1380 AM for up-to-the-minute traffic conditions.
Enjoy the races!
The story of Jon Corzine, the former head of Goldman Sachs and political power broker, who took over MF Global in the spring of 2010 with oversize ambition and a passion for risk. But after a massive bet on European debt turned sour, the firm lay in ruins, with more than a billion dollars of customer funds missing.
We are looking for our Little Kitty. Today she decided to push the screen out of a second floor window and where she as ended up we do not know. The apartment is directly above the old Deli 111 on the one way part of the plaza. She is 2 years old and is Calico with little puffs of fur on her ears. At this time I do not have a picture available. She is also mirco-chipped. You found her once over a year and half ago for us and I know you can do it again. Anyone with information please e-mail me at email@example.com.
Philip E. Thomas and George Brown were the pioneers of the railroad. They spent the year 1826 investigating railway
enterprises in England, which were at that time being tested in a comprehensive fashion as commercial ventures. Their
investigation completed, they held an organizational meeting on February 12, 1827, including about twenty-five citizens, most of whom were Baltimore merchants or bankers. Chapter 123 of the 1826 Session Laws of Maryland, passed February 28, 1827, and the Commonwealth of Virginia on March 8, 1827, chartered the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company, with the task of building a railroad from the port of Baltimore, Maryland west to a suitable point on the Ohio River. The railroad, formally incorporated April 24, was intended to provide not only an alternative to, but also a faster route for Midwestern goods to reach the East Coast than the hugely successful, but slow Erie Canal across upstate New York. Thomas was elected as the first president and Brown the treasurer. The capital of the proposed company was fixed at five million dollars.
Date of Occurrence: Wednesday May 23, 2012 at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Defendants, Charges, and Bail Information:
David J. Edwards, 49, Milton, DE (No Photo Available)
Resisting Arrest with Force (Felony)
Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Malicious Interference with Emergency Communications
Criminal Mischief (2 counts)
Arraigned at JP2 and committed to the Department of Corrections on $13,500.00 secured bond. Edwards is currently under observation at Beebe Hospital for health issues.
Rehoboth, DE- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Milton man earlier today after he assaulted a woman in a parking lot.
Troopers responded to the parking lot of the WSFS Bank located at 19335 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth around 10:30 a.m. this morning for a reported domestic. Upon their arrival, a male subject was seen running across the parking lot. The trooper was able have the subject, who was later identified as David Edwards, lie on the ground in order to be handcuffed and taken into custody. While the trooper was placing the handcuffs on Edwards, he continued to make threats to the trooper and at one point reached into his pocket and attempted to pull out a knife. Once Edwards was secured in a patrol car, he continued his disorderly behavior by kicking a rear window out of the car.
The incident started as Edwards and a 29 year old female victim from Lewes were traveling north on SR1. Edwards became combative in the car he was a passenger, and jumped out in the area of the WSFS Bank. When the female pulled her car into the parking lot to speak with Edwards, he again became agitated and punched her in the side of the face and pushed her back into her car. As she began to call 9-1-1, Edwards produced a knife and began cutting himself. At one point during the altercation, he grabbed her phone, breaking it in the process.
The female victim did not require any medical attention.
Edwards was transported to Beebe Emergency Room for the injuries he sustained while cutting himself. He was later arraigned at JP2 for the above charges and committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections. He is currently admitted to Beebe Hospital for health issues.
County executive David Craig has withdrawn the $650 bonus payout due next month saying that budget action by the special session of the state Assembly has changed finances too much.
Mainly the move that shifts more responsibility to fund teacher pension plans to the counties.
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The zoo offered a first look at the now healthy cubs Wednesday and hopes to place them on view to the public in the cheetah yard by the end of the summer.
Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land, but scientists said every surviving cub is critical to sustaining the species, which is threatened with extinction in the wild. These cubs are genetically valuable because their mother and father were first-time parents.
It is possible that the retired judge who is hearing the case, David B. Mitchell, will make rulings that could be the beginning of the end. We will try to keep you informed as things happen..
Online information about the case indicates that Paul Wilber is still acting as the City's attorney along with a lawyer from Baltimore, Howard B. Goldberg. A month of so ago the City Council agreed to pay them more than $500,000 for their services in addition to the legal fees already paid by the City in this case.
It ends, as might have been expected, in the ruin of its people, but this ruin will fall heaviest, as it ought to fall, on that hereditary aristocracy which has for generations been preparing the catastrophe.
I hope we shall take warning from the example and crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”
Thomas Jefferson, November 12, 1816
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says investigators have linked four cases dating back to August. He says robbers posing as a seller lured would-be buyers to the same spot in northwest Baltimore, the 3500 block of Callaway Avenue, displayed a gun and stole up to $2,700 in cash from them.
In one case in November, Guglielmi says a robber fired a gun during a struggle with the victim, who was hoping to buy coins. The victim was not injured.
Hello Mr. Albero,
My name is Neil Basumallik and I am writing regarding a comment on one of your article posts. I grew up in Salisbury and I find your blog to be informative and an extensive source of information regarding local news and events. Although I have not resided in Salisbury for the past several years because of college and graduate school, I still find myself coming back to your blog to stay updated on local and community news and I thank you for providing this service.
The post I am referring to was published on Friday May 18, 2012 and titled "D.C. Police to Allow Sikh Officers to Wear Full Beards and Turbans On The Job". http://sbynews.blogspot.com/2012/05/dc-police-to-allow-sikh-officers-to.html
From the comments it is clear that there is some confusion regarding the Sikh religion, a religion that has its roots in India and currently has over 25 million followers worldwide and over 250,000 members in the U.S.. Sikhs are neither Muslim nor Hindu and follow their own unique set of beliefs based on various teachings.
Overview of the Sikh religion: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/sikhism/ataglance/glance.shtml
More about Sikhs in America: http://www.sikhcoalition.org/
I understand that the "comments" section of each post is an integral part of your blog. It is important to provide an open forum for people to debate both sides of an issue and offer their opinions. That being said, the comment posted by "Anonymous 3:52pm" (screenshot attached) clearly oversteps acceptable boundaries. I am not sure of your exact comment policy, however, I hope that this comment is a clear violation of it. I kindly ask that you remove this comment and do your best to prevent future comments like this from being published. While I am not Sikh, there are Sikh families that are members of the Salisbury community. Thank you for your time and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
The streamlining announced late Wednesday amounts to the largest payroll purge in Hewlett-Packard Co.'s 73-year history. About 8 percent of HP's nearly 350,000 employees are to be gone by October 2014.
The announcement came eight months after HP hired Whitman to turn the company around. The company expects to save $3 billion to $3.5 billion annually from the job cuts and other austerity measures. HP will try to reduce the number of layoffs by offering early retirement packages.
I was cutting through Priscilla to get to N Salisbury, and the amount of DT’s laying all over the street is incredible I would think that anybody who pays for the paper is going to pick it up and get whatever use they can from it. In that neighborhood, being the biggest eyesore really means you have to work at it.
As taxes are raised in Maryland, businesses and private-sector jobs are collateral damage. About 81,000 Maryland businesses are organized as Subchapter S corporations and are taxed at personal income-tax rates. Faced with an unanticipated personal income-tax increase, many of these businesses will be unable to hire or may even have to reduce their current workforce. This is insanity in a state that needs to create nearly 150,000 additional jobs just to return to pre-recessionary levels.
The personal income tax is a major factor for business retention and relocation decisions. CEOs understand that locating in Maryland will subject their own personal salary to one of the highest tax burdens in the country. After comparing the 9 percent top personal income-tax rate in Maryland with 5.75 percent in Virginia, major business leaders have chosen Virginia.
High-profile companies, including Hilton Worldwide, SAIC, Volkswagen North America and Computer Sciences Corp., passed on Maryland and located in Virginia. When Maryland lost Northrop Grumman to Virginia in a hard-fought battle, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley called it “a win for the entire Greater Washington region.” But this was no win for Maryland job seekers.
Also packing their bags and taking jobs elsewhere were Proctor & Gamble, Black & Decker and Solo Cup. Add Macy’s and Saks’ distribution centers. And a Unilever ice cream plant in Hagerstown will close its doors in July, leaving 391 employees jobless. Their jobs are being transferred to other Unilever facilities in the United States.
Leading up to the special session, conservative legislators and business groups warned that raising taxes during a stalled economy would further damage Maryland’s already tarnished business reputation.
So why would political leaders call a special legislative session for the sole purpose of raising income taxes on hard-working families and businesses? Because it is not the stalled economy that matters, it is pleasing those who benefit from government spending.
Was another tax increase needed? Absolutely not. Few taxpayers saw their incomes go up, yet between fiscal years 2011 and 2012 the Maryland state budget increased by 11.4 percent, the seventh-highest in the nation according to the National Governors Association.
For FY 2013, the governor continued record-breaking spending, proposing a $1.2 billion budget increase. During a chaotic regular legislative session legislators managed to agree to “only” a $700 million increase before adjourning in April. The Democratic leadership and most of the media defined this reduction in the rate of increase as a $500 million cut in a “doomsday” budget.
In a state that refuses to live within its means and is politically beholden to staunch government-spending advocates, the legislature was summoned back into special session to raise the revenues to fund that additional $500 million in new spending. Let’s be clear. There was never a $500 million “cut.”
Mr. O’Malley claims he has cut spending over his six years by $7.5 billion. Even those who indulge in “fuzzy” math understand that a budget that has grown from $29.6 billion to $35.9 billion on the O’Malley watch does not represent a $7.5 billion cut.
Only in government are reductions in proposed spending increases called “budget cuts.” For the “real” math, take a look at the tax increases. Sales, corporate and individual income taxes were tapped in the first year of the O’Malley administration. In subsequent years, attention turned to license plates, real estate transactions, hospitals, alcohol and birth certificates.
This year it is back to raising the individual income tax, the flush tax and fees on death certificates. All told, an additional $12 billion in added taxes and fees have been removed from the economy during Mr. O’Malley’s term in office.
According to the American Tax Foundation, the residents of Maryland are already staggering under the nation’s fourth-heaviest tax burden. But no matter how much new tax money is taken out of taxpayers’ pockets, it is never enough to close the structural deficit because Maryland’s budget just grows and grows and grows.
Meanwhile, an out-of-touch governor and legislative leaders are claiming the victory of another tax increase, but untold numbers of Maryland families and businesses will be checking out states with kinder tax climates.
Ellen R. Sauerbrey co-chairs Maryland Business for Responsive Government and is a former minority leader in the Maryland General Assembly.
Baywater Animal Rescue Celebrates its No Kill Mission
Cambridge, MD---How many lives of rescue animals could be saved if every animal shelter in America stopped the practice of euthanizing pets? On June 11, 2012, Baywater Animal Rescue joins hundreds of animals shelters in America to ask that question, and to pledge to be a No Kill shelter, even if for just that one day. Fortunately for the animals brought to Baywater Animal Rescue, every day brings the promise of care since Baywater Animal Rescue adopted the No Kill mission on a permanent basis in 2009.
The "Just One Day" event is a national promotion of the No Kill mission which aims to celebrate shelters that are already No Kill, and hopes to inspire traditional shelters to become No Kill. Shelters that operate under the No Kill philosophy are committed to long-term care of their rescued animals regardless of the length of time they live at the shelter. Animals at No Kill shelters are given quality veterinary care, even for complicated medical conditions. Animals with difficult behavioral challenges visit with trained specialists who help to prepare them for life with an adoptive family.
On June 9th, the community is invited to celebrate "Just One Day" at Baywater Animal Rescue when adoption fees will be reduced 50% for all animals over 4 months of age. Adoption fees will be waived entirely for adult cats. The shelter will be open from 11am to 4pm that day to help families find their perfect pet. Visit the animals before the event online at www.baywateranimalrescue.org and call 410-228-3090 with any questions.
Last Monday, May 14th John Davis was exiting I-90 at the West 117th ramp when he saw a man in a wheelchair. The man was pale, thin and holding a sign that had a religious sentiment and also a request for help.
John thought to himself, “I think we’re all to help the less fortunate.”
The middle class family man from Elyria works hard for a living and enjoys giving back especially to people who are physically challenged.
“I have a brother that’s paralyzed,” said John, “My brother’s in that same situation and struggles.”
John reached into his wallet and grabbed a couple of bucks to give to the man. As he approached the light at the exit, he rolled the money up vertically and stretched his arm out of his window. He says, the man touched the cash and one of the dollars fell to the ground.
The man then bent over and picked it up.
Moments later as John travelled North on West 117th he says a Cleveland police officer pulled him over.
■9 of the 10 states with the lowest current unemployment rates are under Republican control, including six under complete Republican control, one of which is North Dakota with the lowest rate of 3%
■5 of the 10 states with highest current unemployment rates are under Democratic control, and the four worst are all under Democratic control, one of which is Nevada with the highest rate of 12%
■8 of the 10 states with the greatest improvement from 2009 to 2012 are under Republican control (and 7 of those are under complete Republican control)
■7 of the 10 states with the worst performance from 2009 to 2012 are under Democratic control
■10 of 17 states with current unemployment rates greater than the national average are under Democratic control
■The state with the greatest improvement from 2009 to 2012 (36%) is Michigan, under Republican control
■The two states with the worst performances from 2009 to 2012, Louisiana and Idaho (the rates actually went up,) are under Republican control, but their current rates are still less than the national rate of 8.2%
■States under Democratic control saw an average decrease of 7.7% in the rate of unemployment
■States under Republican control saw an average decrease of 15.3% in the rate of unemployment, virtually double the improvement of states under Democratic control
In other words, to the extent Obama can claim a recovering economy during his term, it’s largely due to states being run by people inclined to do the opposite of what Obama recommends.
May 24, 2012 -- Salisbury, MD Delegate Norman Conway, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, met today with Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt and his staff to inform them that the State Board of Public Works has approved more than $10.8 million in school construction funding for Wicomico County for the coming fiscal year. Topping the list of projects to be funded is the new Bennett Middle School, which will receive $10 million in State support. Another $808,000 was approved for various capital projects at Delmar Elementary School and Pittsville Elementary and Middle School.
County Executive Pollitt expressed his gratitude to the State for the appropriation and especially to Delegate Conway for “extraordinary efforts” that led to the funding for Bennett Middle School. Pollitt said, “When we started the process, the State allocated about $4 million for Bennett Middle. Norm’s diligence in reaching out to the members of the Interagency Committee on School Construction and the Board of Public Works convinced them of the need and the importance of this crucial project for our school system.” Construction of a new Bennett Middle School and completion of James M. Bennett High has been a priority for Pollitt for several years, going back to his service on the Board of Education.
The Board of Public Works consists of Governor Martin O’Malley, Comptroller Peter Franchot and State Treasurer Nancy Kopp.
Earlier this year, the County Executive and members of the Board of Education traveled to Annapolis to request additional funding for FY2013 school construction projects after County Council members voted to send a letter of intent to complete the Bennett Middle School/James M. Bennett High School project.
The importance of a quality education is fundamental to Pollitt’s overarching vision of ‘Building Bridges – Building Community’ to engage all citizens. In addition to meeting the Maintenance of Effort baseline of $36.4 million in education funding, an additional $517,830 over MOE was included in Pollitt’s proposed operating budget, as requested by the Board of Education. Additionally, the County Executive's proposed Capital Improvements Budget for FY 2013 includes the following investments for schools:
· Three-year commitment of County capital funding for Bennett Middle School-- $33,942,666
· First-year funding to support Bennett Middle School -- $300,000
· Funding for additional school capital improvement projects-- $373,700
Pollitt emphasized that none of this success would have been possible without the strong partnership that exists between Wicomico County and the State government. “All areas of government services have been hit hard by the Recession, particularly our public school systems,” Pollitt said, “However, by working cooperatively and with a sense of team, we have been able to craft a budget and secure a much-needed capital program that meets our immediate needs and opens the way for more progress to come. I cannot over-state the importance of a positive working relationship among our stakeholders and this latest action by the Board of Public Works is a perfect example.”
Dover -- For the first time in several years, all major routes to Delaware's beaches will be free of construction. According to officials from The Department of Transportation (DelDOT), motorists will have a much easier time accessing Delaware's renowned resort beaches this summer season. There will be no lane closures, or major construction on any of the major beach routes this Memorial Day Weekend, throughout Sussex County.
Major work on the vital east - west connection to Fenwick Island via Route 54 is complete, with all lanes open to traffic.
Earlier this week, all four lanes on the new Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic, ending a multi-year project that involved numerous lane closures, and shifting traffic patterns. The pedestrian walkway is scheduled to open by Friday.
Throughout the summer, work will continue in New Castle County, on the I-95 and Route 1 interchange, but no construction activity will take place on the weekends.
"The roads to Delaware's beaches are wide open, and our state is ready to welcome visitors from across the country this Memorial Day weekend," said DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt. "All we ask is that our visitors help us keep our roads safe by refraining from distracted driving and by wearing their seatbelts as they enjoy their vacations."
Real-Time Traffic Information
For real time traffic information, www.deldot.gov, and click on "Live Traffic." There, people can view live traffic cameras, notices about emergency closures, etc. Travelers can also tune into WTMC 1380 AM for updated traffic information.
It started Monday. At least 6,000 dead fish were found at Marley Creek. More dead fish were found at the City Dock and at the neck of Marley Creek above Furnace Creek.
Officials say they found between 6 and 12 different species of fish in the fish kills. The fish that were found at the City Dock were contained to the area and are believed to have been pushed in from the Severn River.
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